Miguel Harth-Bedoya

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VARIATIONS OVER VARIATIONS

Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet
 
Alfred JANSON: Variations over variations over a Norwegian folk tune
Jan Erik MIKALSEN: Songr for Orchestra
Knut VAAGE: Mylder
Maja S.K.RATKJE: Paragraf 112
 
Released March 10, 2017 by Aurora
 
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CELSO GARRIDO-LECCA: PERUVIAN SUITE

Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
 
GARRIDO-LECCA: Danzas Populares Andinas
GARRIDO-LECCA: Retablos Sinfónicos
GARRIDO-LECCA: Suite Peruana
GARRIDO-LECCA: Laudes
 
Released December 2, 2016 by Naxos
 
“Peruvian conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya pays loving tribute to the music of one of Latin America’s major composers, Celso Garrido-Lecca, a major force in the musical development of both Peru and Chile…You probably couldn’t ask for a more persuasive interpreter than Miguel Harth-Bedoya, who leads both the Norwegian Radio Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony in wholly winning performances of all four pieces…” (10/10)
—David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday
 
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NEW SOUTH AMERICAN DISCOVERIES

The Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
 
Jorge Villavicencio GROSSMAN: Wayra (2011)
Victor AGUDELO: El Sombrerón (2009)
Sebastián VERGARA: Mecánica (2005)
Diego LUZURIAGA: Responsorio (2000)
Diego VEGA: Música Música (2009)
Sebastián ERRÁZURIZ: La Caravana (2003)
Agustín FERNANDEZ: Una música escondida (2004)
Antonio GERVASONI: Icarus (2003)
 
Released November 18, 2016 by harmonia mundi usa
 
 “While most collections of orchestral music from South America cover the same repertoire (Revueltas’s Sensemaya and Moncayo’s Huapango being among the most ubiquitous inclusions), Miguel Harth-Bedoya’s new disc offers fare that is rare, interesting, and absolutely up to date… No praise can be high enough for conductor Harth-Bedoya’s care in balancing the various orchestral strands, while the warmly characterful playing of the Norwegian Radio Orchestra is an asset throughout…”
—Phillip Scott, Fanfare
 
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COLD MOUNTAIN

Santa Fe Opera
Jennifer Higdon, composer
Gene Scheer, librettist
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
 
 
 ** Nominated for a Grammy Award, 2017 – Best Opera Recording*
 
Released April 8, 2016 by Pentatone Music
 
“…Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Santa Fe forces with clarity and forward propulsion—this is music drama that lives…” 

—Robert Levine, Classics Today (Cold Mountain)

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LUTOSLAWSKI/BRAHMS

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
 
LUTOSLAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra
BRAHMS (orch. Arnold SCHOENBERG): Piano Quartet in G minor, op. 25
 
Released April 1, 2016 by harmonia mundi usa.
 
“…shines out with its precision, vigour and clarity of sound…A seriously interesting and worthwhile disc.”
–Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian, March 2016 Purchase here:

SERGEI PROKOFIEV

PIANO CONCERTOS 2 & 5

Vadym Kholodenko, piano
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
 
Released Feb 5, 2016 by harmonia mundi usa.
 
“This is an auspicious first installment of an apparent projected complete Prokofiev Cycle. The fresh, robust sound of The Fort Worth Symphony orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya, beautifully recorded here, is ravishing throughout…for a heroic reading of singular power, this reading of Kholodenko and Harth-Bedoya can scarcely be beaten…”
— Patrick Rucker, Gramophone
 
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GRIEG/SAINT-SAËNS

PIANO CONCERTOS

Vadym Kholodenko, piano
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
 
GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
SAINT-SAËNS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G. minor, Op. 22
 
Released August 14, 2015 by harmonia mundi usa
 
For a truly outstanding recording of the Grieg, turn to Vadym Kholodenko, Miguel Harth Bedoya and the Norweigan Radio Orchestra, with its notably eloquent horn, cello and flute soloists making their presence felt alongside a pianist who allows the big tunes to breathe, knows exactly how to shape each movement and yet injects the urgency of a live performance into the proceedings.
– Editors Choice, Gramophone

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JIMMY LÓPEZ

Jesús Castro-Balbi, cello
The Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
 
LÓPEZ: Perú Negro (2012)
LÓPEZ: Synesthésie (2011)
LÓPEZ: Lord of the Air (2012)
LÓPEZ: América Salvaje (2006)
 
Award-winning composer Jimmy López (born 1978 – Lima, Peru) is considered “one of the most interesting young composers anywhere today” (Chicago Sun-Times). Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Norwegian Radio Orchestra in América Salvaje, Synethésie, Perú Negro, and Lord of the Air – a cello concerto featuring Jesús Castro-Balbi. All four orchestral works included here are being commercially released for the first time by Harmonia Mundi.
 
Released August 14, 2015 by harmonia mundi usa
 

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AUGUSTIN HADELICH

BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2

MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto

Augustin Hadelich, violin
Norwegian Radio Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
 
Released July 10, 2015 by Avie
 

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AMY DICKSON / SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

ISLAND SONGS

Amy Dickson, Saxophone
Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
 
Ross Edwards’ Full Moon Dances is made up of five seamless movements, creating a kaleidoscope of sound featuring fragments of birdsong, plainsong, drones and Indigenous chants from around the world. These sounds are brought together around the central figure of the solo saxophonist, who acts as “Moon Goddess incarnate, source of plant life and protector of the environment.” Full Moon Dances was recorded live in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House with Miguel Harth-Bedoya on the podium.
 
Released May, 2015 by Sony Classical
 

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SUR

Caminos del Inka, Inc.’s latest recording includes a rich selection of orchestral works from Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru, performed by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

The recording includes compositions spanning over two hundred years and explores the divergent landscapes of South America –  from the coast to the mountains – all watched over by the Southern Cross as portrayed in Argentinean composer Esteban Benzecry’s Colores de la Cruz del Sur. Popular melodies and dance themes are illustrated in Tres Aires Chilenos and Retablos Sinfónicos. In Mejía’s Pequeña Suite and Rebagliati’s Rapsodia Peruana the anniversaries of the founding of Bogotá and the independence of Peru are celebrated.

The music on the 70-minute disc was captured live in the splendid acoustics of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall.

Release Date: November, 2012

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Take Six

This 2-CD album, recorded live at Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth, Texas, includes seven world premiere recordings by the FWSO’s impressive roster of Composers-In-Residence: Gabriela Lena Frank, John B Hedges, Peter Boyer, Behzad Ranjbaran, and Pulitzer Prize winners Jennifer Higdon and Kevin Puts.
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Hanan Alattar, Soprano
Michael Shih, Violin
Time for Three

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Nazareno

Miguel conducts the acclaimed duo pianists Marielle and Katia Labèque in a December 2011 release of Osvaldo Golijov and Gonzalo Grau’s Nazareno for duo piano, percussion and orchestra, which was premiered by the Labèque sisters in 2010. “Estancia” by Ginastera and “La Noche de los Mayas” by Revueltas complete the CD.

Released 2011 by Universal Music

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Traditions and Transformations

Sounds of Silk Road Chicago

**Nominated for two Grammy Awards**

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Silk Road Ensemble
Yo-Yo Ma/Wu Man
Miguel Harth-Bedoya/Alan Gilbert, conductors

Released November 17, 2009 by CSO Resound

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New Impossibilities

New Impossibilities captures an extraordinary yearlong Silk Road Chicago celebration. Partnering with the City of Chicago and its leading arts and cultural organizations, in performances, exhibitions, and workshops, the Silk Road Project traced the weave of tradition and innovation through Chicago.  New Impossibilities  was recorded during a series of sold-out concerts at historic Orchestra Hall.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Yo Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble
Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Released January 14, 2014 by Sony Music Entertainment

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INTI

Three Centuries of Peruvian Music

With INTI, the CAMINOS DEL INKA Recording Series initiates an exploration of the symphonic music of Peru. For the first time ever, more than three centuries of Peruvian music are gathered in one recording, from the 18th century music of cleric Baltasar Martínez and Compañón, to the fresh, dynamic works of contemporary composers Gabriela Frank and Jimmy Lopez.

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor

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Alma del Peru

This album contains 23 beautiful pieces of Peruvian traditional music performed by the Orquesta Filarmonica de Lima, conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya.

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Asleep at the Wheel with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Asleep at the Wheel

Two Texas legends come together on this unique CD, showcasing the best music the Lone Star State has to offer!

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Peter and the Wolf

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor and Spanish Narrator
Michael York, English Narrator

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra proudly presents Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, a unique bilingual version of the children’s classic narrated in Spanish and English featuring Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya and stage and screen star Michael York. This delightful CD also includes Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals, narrated in English by Michael York. A must-have for the entire family!

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Tchaikovsky 5

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor

Miguel Harth-Bedoya and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra present an extraordinary performance of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5. This is the symphony’s first-ever live recording, captured in Fort Worth’s acoustically superior Bass Performance Hall. (The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra went on to perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 to great acclaim at Carnegie Hall.)

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Sentimiento Latino

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Juan Diego Florez, Tenor
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor

Decca, 2006

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The Composer’s Voice

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Conductor
Michael Shih, violin
Works by Gabriela Lena Frank and Pulitzer Prize-winner Kevin Puts

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